Dridhamushti, Dṛḍhamuṣṭi, Dridha-mushti: 11 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Dṛḍhamuṣṭi can be transliterated into English as Drdhamusti or Dridhamushti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Dridhamushti in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Dṛḍhamuṣṭi (दृढमुष्टि) is one of the ten ministers of Mṛgāṅkadatta: the son of king Amaradatta and Surataprabhā from Ayodhyā, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 69. Accordingly: “... and that young prince had ten ministers of his own: [Dṛḍhamuṣṭi... and others]... They were all of good birth, young, brave and wise, and devoted to their master’s interests. And Mṛgāṅkadatta led a happy life with them in his father’s house, but he did not obtain a suitable wife”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Dṛḍhamuṣṭi, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dridhamushti in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dṛḍhamuṣṭi (दृढमुष्टि) refers to “firmly clenching the fingers (to one’s bow)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.10 (“The burning of the Tripuras”).—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra narrated to Vyāsa: “Then Śiva, the great lord, seated in the chariot and equipped with everything, got ready to burn the three cities completely, the cities of the enemies of the gods. The lord stood in the wonderful posture of Pratyālīḍha for a hundred thousand years. The bow was well strung and kept near the head. The arrow was fixed. The fingers clenched at the bow firmly (dṛḍhamuṣṭi). The eyes were fixed. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dridhamushti in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dṛḍhamuṣṭi (दृढमुष्टि).—a (S) Close-fisted, miserly, niggardly.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

dṛḍhamuṣṭi (दृढमुष्टि).—a Close-fisted, miserly, niggardly.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dridhamushti in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dṛḍhamuṣṭi (दृढमुष्टि).—a. close-fisted, miserly, niggardly. (-ṣṭiḥ) 1 a sword.

2) strong fist; Kathāsaritsāgara 19.148.

Dṛḍhamuṣṭi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dṛḍha and muṣṭi (मुष्टि).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dṛḍhamuṣṭi (दृढमुष्टि).—mfn. (-ṣṭiḥ-ṣṭiḥ-ṣṭi) Miserly, niggardly close-fisted, m.

(-ṣṭiḥ) A sword, any weapon with a hilt or handle. E. dṛḍha firm, and muṣṭi a handle, a fist.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dṛḍhamuṣṭi (दृढमुष्टि).—[feminine] strong or close fist; also as [adjective] poss.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Dṛḍhamuṣṭi (दृढमुष्टि):—[=dṛḍha-muṣṭi] [from dṛḍha > dṛh] m. a strong fist, [Kathāsaritsāgara cix, 148]

2) [v.s. ...] a sword, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. gāḍha-m)

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a man, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

4) [v.s. ...] mfn. strong-fisted, whose grasp is difficult to unloose, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] (-tā f., [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary])

5) [v.s. ...] close-fisted id est. miserly, niggardly, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dṛḍhamuṣṭi (दृढमुष्टि):—[dṛḍha-muṣṭi] (ṣṭiḥ) 2. m. A sword; a weapon with a handle. a. Miserly.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dridhamushti in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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